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Paul Weidman

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Research Assistant Professor

Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research
University of Windsor
401 Sunset Ave
Windsor, Ontario
N9B 3P4

Phone: 519-253-3000 x 4748 E-mail: Dr. Paul Weidman

Office: GLIER Room 312

Visit the Weidman Lab Website – Coming Soon!

Expertise

* Lake and Stream Ecosystem Ecology

* Algal and Invertebrate Physiology and Trophic Interactions

* Nutrient Biogeochemistry and Ecological Stoichiometry

Education & Past Academic Positions

Ph.D., 2013, Climate Change Impacts on Alpine Lake Ecosystems in the Alberta Rocky Mountains. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Postdoctoral Fellowship 2014−2017, Impacts of Atmospheric Sulphur and Fluoride Emissions and Climate Change on North Coastal Salmon Streams in British Columbia. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia.

Research Interests

My colleagues and I study the impact of human stressors, such as air pollution from mining and fossil fuel combustion, nutrient runoff from agriculture, and climate change, on the structure and function of freshwater ecosystems. Our research is focused on understanding how these stressors alter the cycles of key chemical elements, such as carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and silica, and the abundance and diversity of microscopic and macroscopic plants and invertebrates in lakes and rivers. Ultimately, our work is aimed at mitigating the impacts of human activities on the ecosystem services that lakes and rivers provide for society, such as clean drinking water and productive fisheries.